Venezuela Reports 196 New Covid-19 Cases on Wednesday

Venezuela registered 196 new Covid-19 cases at the close of the statistics for Wednesday, December 23, 176 of community transmission and 20 imported cases, Venezuelan Minister for Information, Freddy Ñáñez, announced this Wednesday.

Out of the total of cases detected this Wednesday, the state of Táchira registered 78, followed by Yaracuy (29), Lara (20), Mérida (17), Zulia (7), Apure (6), Carabobo (4), Capital District (4), Barinas (2), Aragua (2), Miranda (2), Falcón (2), La Guaira (2) and Monagas (1).

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Through his Twitter account, Ñáñez highlighted that the state of “Táchira (bordering with Colombia) is the entity with the highest number of infections in five of its municipalities: San Cristóbal 49, Córdoba 19, Junín 8, Ayacucho 1, Independencia 1.”

In turn, he pointed out that “out of the 20 imported cases, 16 come from Mexico, 3 from Spain and 1 from Bolivia, all with entry through La Guaira state, where the Simon Bolivar international airport is located.”

In 283 days of pandemic in Venezuela, 111,024 cases have been confirmed, and 105,249 people have recovered, which represents 95% of the infections.

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Currently, Venezuela has 4,773 active cases in its territory, 4,342 are being treated in the public health system, 16 in private clinics and 415 in home isolation.

Likewise, the minister pointed out that “2,509 of the patients are asymptomatic, 1,977 with mild Acute Respiratory Failure, 234 with Moderate Acute Respiratory Failure and 53 are in Intensive Care Units”.

He regretted the death of five Venezuelans due to the virus: “2 women aged 69 and 80 from Lara state, 1 man aged 70 from Anzoátegui, 1 man aged 77 from Miranda and 1 woman aged 87 from Yaracuy. Condolences to his family and loved ones,” wrote Ñáñez.

Finally, he stressed that since the pandemic began in the national territory, 2,398,580 tests have been carried out, which represents 79,953 tests per million inhabitants.

Featured image: Covid-19 biosafety protocol in Caracas airport.Photo courtesy Ultimas Noticias.

(Ultimas Noticias)

Translation: OT/JRE/EF

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